Build a bench around your spa.
A sunken hot tub can be expensive. A raised bench around the tub gives a similar effect more quickly and for less cost.
Build a bench around the spa for a nice clean, modern look. For most people, composite materials are more functional to use when constructing an area outdoors or around a hot tub.
If you decide to use wood, be sure the wood is sealed (i.e. tar paper). Your local home improvement store or contractor can assist you in what options fit best for your area’s climate.
In Florida, you can find a variety of sealers, such as:
- waterproofing sealers which can better protect your Florida deck from moisture and rainwater
- sealers with UV blockers (also called wood toners) that provide extra protection from the sun's rays
- water-repellent wood preservatives which protect against dry rot, mildew, mold growth and insects.